Out top story this week was the subject (and result) of much speculation: Who bought that $6.25 million Inner Harbor condo at 622 Ponte Villas North this past February?

Speaking with local real estate agents and others with knowledge of the transaction, Ed Gunts got word that actor Kevin Spacey, known most recently for his starring role as Frank Underwood on “House of Cards,” had purchased the property.

Those sources were close. It was actually Spacey’s manager, Evan Lowenstein, who reportedly bought the property. A search of local tax records also revealed the purchase price was $5.65 million – lower than previously reported – and that Lowestein had bought it undercover by putting a company dubbed Clear Toaster LLC on the deed.

This doesn’t mean Spacey won’t be appearing around the harbor, though. As we wrote:

It’s not uncommon for talent managers and agents to purchase properties for famous clients, as noted previously by real estate site Zillow and The New York Times.

Here were the other most popular stories on the Fishbowl this week:

Ed Gunts – “State Authorized $150,000 to Defray Costs of Bringing Metallica to Baltimore” – Friday, May 12

Cynthia McIntyre – “Mt. Washington: Enchanting Victorian In Woodland Setting Asks $869K” – Tuesday, May 16

Ed Gunts – “Kevin Spacey’s Manager Bought Expensive Inner Harbor Pier Home” – Wednesday, May 17

Ethan McLeod – “Union Craft to Build Much Larger Brewery on 41st Street, Along with Retail Complex for Baltimore Merchants” – Tuesday, May 16

Elizabeth Kane – “Op-Ed: Project C.O.R.E. Has Already Excluded Madison Park North Residents” – Tuesday, May 16

Ethan McLeod – “The Biggest Cicadas May be Showing Up Four Years Early in Summer 2017” – Wednesday, May 17

Ethan McLeod – “Banditos in Fed Hill Issues Statement on Weekend Triple Stabbing, Calling it ‘Senseless Violence’” – Tuesday, May 16

Ethan McLeod – “Hillary Clinton to Speak at June Fundraiser in Fells Point” – Wednesday, June 17

Ed Gunts – “Nepenthe Homebrew Moving from Woodberry to Hampden, Expanding to Serve Beer and Food” – Thursday, May 11

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...